Yelena Hardcopf


About Yelena (Viktorovna) Borisova Hardcopf

What I love about Nasha Shkola…

… I especially value our professional and caring teachers and staff.  Their hard work and dedication make Nasha a great place for students and families.  They convey passion and enthusiasm for the subjects they teach, create welcoming environment, and encourage high academic performance.

I love the cultural aspect of our school.  It allows us to bring the rich and amazing world of Russian culture to our students and build cross-cultural awareness and understanding.  Here, our bilingual students have a unique opportunity to preserve their language and heritage.

I also appreciate the size of our school that allows us to support and nurture our students on individual level from their first days in kindergarten to the 8th grade.  I take pride in the progress of all our students – from our high achievers to those who worked hard and achieved beyond their expectations.  I marvel at their artistic performance during school concerts and events.

I feel deep gratitude to our most dedicated parents for their continuing support and engagement.

And I do believe in the future for Nasha Shkola.  By working together we will reach our full potential.

For me, fun is…

… reading, traveling, taking pictures, spending time with my family and friends, and … creating and sewing traditional Slavic and Russian costumes for our school shows and events.


University of Minnesota | Curriculum & Instruction: Teaching 2nd Languages & Cultures, MEd
University of Minnesota | Curriculum & Instruction: English as a Second Language
Far Eastern State University, Vladivostok Russia | Philology, Russian Language and Literature

Professional Training:

Leadership & Implementation Science
Using Data for Continuous School Improvement
Response to Intervention
MN Reading Corps Institute: Internal Coach
Wilson Language Training: Fundations
Responsive Classroom
Immersion Education
2nd Language Learning: Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction
2nd Language Curriculum Design & Development

Dear Nasha Shkola Families!

Wishing you a safe and happy Holidays from Nasha teachers, staff and Board of Directors.  We are thankful for our students – they give us a daily reminder of what is important ad why we are here.  We are thankful for our teachers and staff who really care about student achievement and have the best interests of our students at heart. We are thankful for you, our parents,  for your support and faith in us.  You share your most valuable possession with us.  We hope that you continue to be our partner in your children’s education, safety and well-being.

On behalf of Nasha team, I wish all of you and your families a happy and healthy New Year!

Yelena Hardcopf

Nasha Shkola — Russian for Our School — is an academically rigorous K-8 charter school, providing a highly-structured learning environment for students interested in Russian language and culture.

Contact Us

School Info

Nasha Shkola
6717 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Phone: 763-496-5550
Fax: 763-424-8520

School Hours
Monday – Friday:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Office Hours
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 4 pm